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Lineage and Honors Information as of 28 Mar 2008

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855th MILITARY POLICE COMPANY

 

Organized and Federally recognized 5 June 1933 in the Arizona National Guard at Phoenix as Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 158th Infantry, an element of the 45th Division

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1940 as Headquarters Detachment, 3d Battalion, 158th Infantry

Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at Phoenix

Reorganized and redesignated 2 January 1941 as Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 158th Infantry

(158th Infantry relieved 23 February 1942 from assignment to the 45th Division)

Inactivated 17 January 1946 in Japan

Reorganized and Federally recognized 9 April 1949 at Phoenix as Company K, 158th Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1959 as Company B, 1st Battle Group, 158th Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1963 as Company B, 3d Battalion, 158th Infantry, an element of the 258th Separate Infantry Brigade (later redesignated as the 258th Infantry Brigade)

Converted and redesignated 10 December 1967 as the 1156th Military Police Company and relieved from assignment to the 258th Infantry Brigade

Redesignated 1 September 1969 as the 856th Military Police Company

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1972 as Detachment 1, 852d Military Police Company

Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1978 as the 855th Military Police Company

Reorganized and redesignated 31 October 1990 as Detachment 1, 855th Military Police Company

Ordered into active Federal service 6 December 1990 at Phoenix; released from active Federal service 10 June 1991 and reverted to state control

Reorganized and redesignated 16 January 1992 as the 855th Military Police Company

Ordered into active Federal service 5 October 1994 at Phoenix; released from active Federal service 28 December 1994 and reverted to state control

Ordered into active Federal service 7 February 2003 at Phoenix; released from active Federal service 21 May 2004 and reverted to state control

HOME STATION: Phoenix (less detachment at Yuma)


CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                World War II
                                                New Guinea (with arrowhead)
                                                Bismarck Archipelago
                                                Luzon (with arrowhead)

                                                Southwest Asia
                                                Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
                                               Cease-Fire

                                                War on Terrorism
                                                Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO
4 JULY 1945

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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